This Concord Express Express Is Now the Best Way to Get to JFK
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Concord, New Hampshire—It’s one of the most congested and heavily traveled routes in the United States.
But this time last year, the Concord Express was the best way to get from Boston to New York.
And that’s because Concord Express is no longer the most popular express service.
Its passengers are flocking to its more reliable and more economical competitor, Express Logistics, which is the only service to make it into the Top 10 for passengers per passenger, according to an analysis by travel site Expedia.
Concord Express has the best ratio of passengers to jobs in the country, at more than 10,000 to 1.
Its ridership is also up 14% year-over-year, to 3.9 million.
Express Logistical’s share of the U.S. express market has declined from 6% in 2014 to 2.6% in 2017, according in a survey of travel industry executives by The Economist.
The rise of Concorde Express has given Concord Express a chance to regain its position as a reliable and affordable way to travel.
But for those seeking to enjoy the perks of a Concorde, the best options are going to be the cheaper alternatives.
“There’s still a lot of people who want to go to New Jersey or Florida and they can get a Concourse,” says Michael Cramer, chief executive of Concourse, an online travel platform that tracks trips.
“If you want to do it in a comfort, it’s the same for those people.”
That comfort comes at a price, though.
Concourse’s survey of nearly 10,200 travelers found that the average price per person for Concourse Express, Concord Express and the other cheaper options is $7,636.
For those who want the luxury of an exclusive Concorde experience, the price is about $1,600.
“It’s definitely a step up from the Concorde,” says Tom Gressel, managing director at Expedia’s travel website.
“I’m sure it’s going to cost a little bit more, but it’s certainly the best option.”
The New York Times recently called Concourse “the best American Express option for travelers who want more than just a quick trip.”
“If the Concourse isn’t for you, you can find other options,” says Mr. Gressell, who says the company is working to expand its Concourse service, which offers priority transfers from the city of Boston to the city and back.
He says it’s worth it for the comfort of your home or office.
Concord, which opened its doors in 2013, now has 1.3 million annual daily passengers, up from 1.1 million in 2017.
But the Concord service is still just one option among a number of options for those looking to get to JFK, which currently has more than 1.6 million passengers per day.
“For those who can’t or won’t take the long route, you’ll find options for people who can,” says Jeff Dolan, chief financial officer of Concourses.
“But if you want the convenience and the price, I would say go with Express Logistic.
It’s a lot cheaper than anything else out there.”
Express Logicals customers, however, are getting the discount on a whole host of other fares.
The average daily cost for the Concord Service is $8,074, while the cheapest option, Express Cargo, is $3,965.
The Concord Express Service is only available through the company’s network, while Express Cargo is available on its own, on its website and in its app.
Concord is also getting a special discount for its customers.
It is offering the first three days of service for $300.
“That’s the lowest price on the Concord and Express service for this year,” says Ms. Gries, who points out that this offer has been in place since 2015.
“As far as we’re concerned, we want to encourage people to try the Concord as much as possible.”
With Concourse and Express Logings, customers can also choose to pay for an entire day of service or a few hours of Concerto service.
The daily fare for Concerto is $2,851, while a few extra hours are available for $5,064.
And for those who like to keep things extra fancy, there are also Concerto Express packages, which include two days of Concanto service for a price of $2.25 per day, or two days for $1.25.
For people who don’t want to splurge on a Concerto experience, a Concorrent Express can also be used to connect to JFK.
“You don’t need to do that, but if you need it, it is the cheapest,” says Jeffrey Kornstein, chief marketing officer for Concorde.
“With Concorde you get the whole package.”
Concorde is not the only option that has seen its share of growth.
Concord, New Hampshire—It’s one of the most congested and heavily traveled routes in the United States.But this time last year,…